About the Awards
Three innovation award trophies - a spiral design, with a star on top.
Winners receive a prize of US$1,500, a trophy, a certificate, and publicity through EIFL’s website and wide network of contacts.

FOURTEEN exciting innovation award calls launched since 2011

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Awards are open to all public and community libraries in developing and transition countries. The calls highlight important community development issues and recognize innovative uses of digital technology to improve people’s lives.

Winners receive a prize of US$1,500, a trophy, a certificate, and publicity through EIFL’s website and wide network of contacts.

Since 2011 EIFL has completed 14 innovation award calls and announced the names of 50 winners in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We'll be announcing the 15th EIFL Public Library Innovation Award later this year (2021). Be the first to know - watch our website, or follow us on social media, Facebook, Twitter - @EIFLnet, to catch the announcement. 

Meet the winners of all awards - 

Public libraries responding to COVID-19

Public libraries protecting the environment

Public libraries contributing to community economic wellbeing

Public libraries contributing to community health

Public libraries contributing to social inclusion in the community

Public libraries contributing to open government

Public libraries empowering women and girls

Creative use of ICT in public libraries 

Public libraries contributing to education 

Public libraries contributing to literacy

FACTS

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EIFL stands for Electronic Information for Libraries, originally known as eIFL.net. We changed our name to EIFL in 2010.